Upcoming Events


September 9, 2017Hamilton Public Library: Plum Johnson @ Central Library @ 2pmAward winning author Plum Johnson talks about her best selling book, which is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future.

September 12, 2017Hamilton Public Library: Book Club They Left Us Everything @ Central Library @ 1pm


October 11, 2017 – Death Café in Burlington: free public event in support of Carpenter Hospice from 7-9pm @ Emma’s Back Porch (2084 Old Lakeshore Road,  Burlington, Ontario L7R 1A3) registration required

October 14, 2017 – World Hospice Palliative Care Day more info

October 16, 2017 – Bryan Prince Bookseller features Janet Dunnett @ 1:30pm. @ Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton, ON  L9S 1L7) 
Janet Dunnett, BC author of the book The Dwindling will be in town to discuss her memoir about caring for aging parents with long-term palliative needs. (the author’s website is here: http://www.journeyspress.ca/praise.html  for your reference).   Free and open to everyone.


November 1, 2017 – Hamilton Public Library: Handling Grief – Christina Walton @ Central Library

November 1, 2017 – “Helping Families grieve when Death Shadows their Door”
Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig Funeral Home – 146 Mill St. N. Waterdown
Speaker: Andrea Warnick, Bereavement Specialist
Please call to register: 905-689-4852 or Email:dbaynton@kitchingsteepeandludwig.com

November 2, 2017 – Day of the Dead

November 4th & 25th, 2017 – Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day – 2 free community events

In support of Children’s Grief Awareness Day (November 16th), the Children and Youth Grief Network (http://www.childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com/) is hosting two free community events, to provide support, resources and education to grieving families. Any grieving family is welcome to attend.  If you have any questions, please contact C. Elizabeth Dougherty M.S.W, R.S.W, Palliative Care Psychosocial Clinician and Educator at: elizabeth@cedoughertyconsulting.org. Elizabeth is Chair of the Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day in Halton, and a partner agency with the CYGN for both Family Day events.

Reserve your FREE Ontario Children’s Grief Awareness Family Day seats via Eventbrite.

November 4th @ Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (Oakville) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ontario-childrens-grief-awareness-family-day-oakville-location-tickets-38670386166

November 14, 2017  – “Healing After the Death of Your Pet”
(The S.P.C.A. Pet Grief Group) @Cresmount Family Centre   7-9pm
Cresmount Funeral Home 322 Fennell Ave. E. ( at East 14th. St.) Hamilton
R.S.V.P. Julie Brooks @905-574-5070

November 18th – Children’s Grief Awareness Event    eventbrite.ca 

November 21, 2017 – “Coping with The Holidays”
@The Markey-Dermody Funeral Home 1774 King St. East, Hamilton   7-9pm
To register call: 905-574-5070   Julie Brooks Bereavement Counsellor

November 25th @ Wellspring Chinguacousy (Brampton) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ontario-childrens-grief-awareness-family-day-brampton-location-tickets-38670961888

November 16, 2017 – Children’s Grief Awareness Week

November 22, 2017 – 14th Annual Innovations in Palliative Care: “Palliative Care at the Interface” McMaster University Division of Palliative Care annual education day for health care providers. more info




January 18, 2018 – HUG Workshop in Mississauga. Heart House Hospice @ 855 Matheson Blvd. Unit 1, Mississauga, ON: 10am – 12noon. To register, please email info@hearthousehospice.com or call 905.712.8119 ext.229

January 18, 2018 – Julia Samuel in conversation with Wendy O’Brien. Hamilton Room at Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd.) @ 7pm. Open to the public. Free of charge. All welcome. For info, please call Bryan Prince Bookseller at 905 528 4508 or email talkaboutdeath100@gmail.com



February 2018 – TBC


MARCH 2018

March 2018 – TBC


APRIL 2018

April 16, 2018 – National Advance Care Planning Day Speak Up Campaign info

April 18, 2018 – Hamilton Public Library: Extreme Measures film showing with discussion to follow